The first version of Dao Vua was known as a project knife that had some flaws. The out-of-the-box sharpness was not great, the knife was pretty thick, and it had some inconsistent tapering and a crooked choil on some batches.
Some knives were bent or not put straight into the knife handle. The production and fit and finish are rough and that is why Doa Vua was known as a project knife.
The majority of these problems are fixed in the Doa Vua Classic V2, and the quality of the production line has been improved. However, the knife is still on the rough side even with the fit and finish that have been improved.
The focus is on the new design of the blade styles. It now matches more with the classic Japanese shape and profile.
In this Doa Vua Classic V2 Gyuto, you can see how much the style and the profile have been changed compared to the old version which had an aggressive curve.
The out-of-the-box sharpness is slightly better, but the main notice point is the different performance due to the thinner blade. The balance point has also been changed, the Doa Vua Classic V2 Gyuto is middle balanced compared to the front heavier old Doa Vua Gyuto.
I’m happy to see the improvements in the Dao Vua knives. The handle design is more comfortable to hold, the Doa Vua Classic V2 has better quality control, the blade is put straight into the handle and the knife style has been changed so that it matches the profile and style of Japanese knives.
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The production line, fit & finish, and quality control on the Dao Vua Classic V2 have been improved a lot. It is a major improvement compared to the old version. The main focus is the complete redesign of the blade to match the traditional Japanese profile.
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